My son is a Canadian citizen by descent — because I was born in Canada. Applying for his U.S. passport was relatively easy. But when it came to his Canadian passport, my first attempt at his application was denied. See why. Plus, how to apply for a Canadian passport for a child while living in the U.S.
Looking for a few more reasons to visit Canada? Take it from someone who's been there! Here's a list of fun things to do in Canada, and lots of interesting reasons to visit the Great White North (that you probably haven't heard before).
I recently flew solo with my 14-month-old son on his first airplane ride. Most airlines let you gate-check strollers & car seats for FREE. Since I knew that I would need a car seat once I arrived at my destination (and I wouldn’t be comfortable renting one), I made a portable car seat dolly using a cheap luggage cart! After attaching the car seat to the luggage cart, I could use it like a stroller to get him from the car to the plane AND keep him confined while exploring the airports during layovers.
Our baby was born in the U.S. – which makes him an American Citizen automatically and Canadian Citizen by descent. We’ve already applied for and received his U.S. infant passport. The next step is to apply for our baby’s Canadian Citizenship Certificate to prove his citizenship — which is a document required to acquire his Canadian Passport. Here’s how to complete the Application For Canadian Citizenship Certificate.
The process of applying for a U.S. Child Passport was super easy for us! Here’s everything you need to get your baby’s first passport — all of the documents you will need to apply for before you can get a U.S. Child Passport, and how to do it. Plus baby passport photo tips, and last-minute reminders before you head to the local office to get an infant passport.
The Intracoastal Waterway offers way more than just beautiful scenery! I’ve traveled a lot and have enjoyed boating the Intercoastal Waterway as there is so much to see and do. Here are my suggestions for how to plan your boat trip, navigate the canals on your own, plus tips for eating and sleeping along the way.
I’ve visited most of the 10 famous bridges in the U.S. — listed here. From the east coast to the west, these are the highest, longest, and scariest bridges in America. A fun list of 10 U.S. bridges for your bucket list!
Travel insurance is a must when traveling for business or vacation. But sometimes people want to skip it to save money. Top reasons to buy travel insurance!
Next time you’re in Toronto, Canada one thing you’ve got to do while you’re there is: Go see Evil Dead: The Musical at the Diesel Playhouse downtown. It’s one heck of a bloody, gory, splattering mess of a musical. It is a trip! Oh yeah, and it’s funny, too.
Here are the highlights from my visit to the two largest malls on Earth… Lots of photos taken inside the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA and the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta CANADA.
Details of my hectic trip from Michigan to Canada… again.
Traveling down Highway 52 just north of Minot, North Dakota, and south of the U.S./Canada border… you’re driving along and all of a sudden you see class years in the form of rocks on the hillsides of Kenmare, North Dakota. Here’s the story behind the class rocks.
There are several different shapes and colors of rocks that can be used in the formation of an Inukshuk — also spelled inuksuk, inukhuk, inuksuit. And some tend to resemble a human shape more than others. This rock formation is a symbol of safety, hope and friendship that was created by the Inuit.
We saw the following wild animals in the Canadian Rockies… most of them within the Jasper National Park: Porcupine, White-tailed Deer, Coyote, Grey Wolf, Fox, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Elk, Woodland Caribou, Black Bear, and Mule Deer.
Here are a few of the 1,200 photos we took on our trip to Alberta, Canada. We spent most of our time in Edmonton and Calgary.
Here are details of our 2-week trip from Nashville, Tennessee to Edmonton Alberta Canada… in an RV. This is part one which sort of sets up the trip. More fun photos and details to follow.
Highlights of our roadtrip from Nashville, Tennessee to Edmonton, Alberta Canada… and onto the Canadian Rockies near Calgary.
Wondering how to get a passport? I didn’t know that you could get your passport online… How easy is that?! Well, here’s what you need to know about how to apply for a passport, get your photo taken, and drop off the application.
Here’s a quick way to summarize the states in which you’ve lived and those that you have visited at some point in the past. It’s called the ‘Where Have You Lived’ meme… or the States meme.